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Definitions of connect

  1. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; " The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; " The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
  2. join for the purpose of communication; " Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
  3. join by means of communication equipment; " The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
  4. land on or hit solidly; " The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
  5. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; " Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; " Tie the ropes together"; " Link arms"
  6. hit or play a ball successfully; " The batter connected for a home run"
  7. plug into an outlet, as of electrical appliances; " Please plug in the toaster!"; " Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
  8. establish communication with someone; " did you finally connect with your long- lost cousin?"
  9. establish a rapport or relationship; " The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
  10. be or become joined or united or linked; " The two streets connect to become a highway"; " Our paths joined"; " The travelers linked up again at the airport"
  11. plug into an outlet; " Please plug in the toaster!"; " Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
  12. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.
  13. To associate ( a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
  14. To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connect with another.
  15. To bind of faster together; unite; associate with.
  16. To join; to be associated.
  17. To fasten together; establish a relation between.
  18. To join; become related to.
  19. To join, unite, or combine; associate or be associated.
  20. To knit or link together; to conjoin; to unite.
  21. To join, unite, or cohere.
  22. To tie or link together; to knit or fasten together; to join or unite; to combine or associate; to have a close relation.
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Usage examples for connect

  1. The Seventeenth, Forty- ninth, and Forty- third moved around to connect with Sherman's left. – From Fort Henry to Corinth by Manning Ferguson Force
  2. He did not connect it wholly with Ingolby as Madame Thibadeau had done. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  3. He said that as far as American steel rails were concerned, he did not feel that he wished to connect his name with them, for they had proved to be far from creditable. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  4. Connect it up on a board and find out if everything is right. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  5. But why should you connect these two persons with this inexplicable thing? – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  6. We found nothing, absolutely nothing which could connect your husband with any one of the rooms which we searched, Mrs. Dampier. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  7. Between ourselves, he would like to be appointed regent of Persia while the king is away at the Massagetan war, and would therefore give a great deal to connect himself by marriage in some way or other with the Archemenidae. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. How can you connect him with my wife's death? – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  9. If that thumb- print was not made by the prisoner's thumb, there is nothing to connect him with the crime. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  10. No one could ever connect the idea of Betty with lavender. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  11. There's not a bit of direct evidence to connect him with the crime, and there's a lot of direct evidence to connect you with it. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  12. As you seek to connect me with this case, it is your business to prove what you say. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  13. Next, it is necessary to connect the halves together, by a cord tied tight around them, and care must be taken that they are set on the same board that the hive previously occupied. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  14. I daresay that the 'decent firesides' of these poor clergy still connect themselves with the Government. – Political Pamphlets by George Saintsbury
  15. I'll connect up the detonator. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  16. Connect it between his computer and his modem. – The Online World by Odd de Presno
  17. From our position these hills all seemed to connect without any breaks or passes in them. – Out of Doors--California and Oregon by J. A. Graves
  18. Why he should connect Mary Bolitho with all this he did not know; nevertheless, it was a fact that her face was never missing from the picture which he drew of the future. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  19. He heard the word " feather," but he could not connect it as yet with any action of his own. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  20. But why should we connect ourselves with any of them, so as to interrupt our studies? – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
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